HMO Licence | Leeds
What we will cover:
- What is the definition of an HMO, selective licensing, additional licensing and article 4 requirements
- How to obtain a licence including the fit and proper person test and satisfactory management functions
- Health and safety requirements for HMO including Management requirements, HHSRS, repair requirements fire safety, and enforcements
- Management of rental property from using agents, advertising, issuing tenancy agreements to dealing with problems and ending tenancies
- Understand the various legislation which applies to the lettings industry in general
A property will require a house of multiple occupation (HMO) licence if it is occupied by five or more people which make up two or more households. If you have an HMO in Leeds, you need to comply with the Housing Act 2004.
Leeds landlords with a licensable HMO must attend a professional landlord development course in order to satisfy the HMO Licence conditions. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council, the NRLA offers a professional development course for landlords operating an HMO in the city. This course is delivered by an experienced landlord and letting agent and allows networking between landlords, managers and agents as part of the training. This course is approved by the council and will cover the licence conditions.
Landlords are reminded that HMO licence conditions specify a timescale within which they should have attended a training course approved by Leeds City Council. Please refer to the council for any questions on the licence.
This training course qualifies for 5 continuous professional development (CPD) points which can help towards or maintain your accreditation with the NRLA. If you are interested in becoming an accredited landlord with the NRLA, CPD points are necessary to achieve that status.
NRLA Accreditation recognises landlords who have agreed to maintain professional standards in the management and maintenance of their rented property and deal fairly and professionally with their tenants. Accredited members demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities and obligations and strive to maintain, increase and improve their knowledge of the market through training and development. CPD points are awarded for all activities which improve those attributes and are a requisite of membership of the NRLA Accreditation Scheme.
For more details visit the accreditation section on the website.
Landlords and agents either managing HMO property in Leeds or those looking to invest in HMO in Leeds